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Rachael F. Goldberg

Rachael F. Goldberg

Rachael is a native New Yorker and life-long theatre devotee. She saw her first Broadway show, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” at age five, and has been hooked ever since. The summer she was supposed to work on her master’s thesis, she saw roughly ten shows in three months, including two camp-outs for standing room tickets for “Book of Mormon.” Sadly, her acting skills are severely lacking (just ask anyone who had to suffer through her performance as Marty in “Grease”), so she leaves the acting to the professionals and sticks to another type of drama: politics.




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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER at Strathmore & Woolly Mammoth PhotoBWW Review: THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER at Strathmore & Woolly Mammoth
Posted: Apr. 29, 2022


BWW Review: WE DECLARE YOU A TERRORIST. . .  at Round House Theatre PhotoBWW Review: WE DECLARE YOU A TERRORIST. . . at Round House Theatre
Posted: Apr. 22, 2022


BWW Review: THE UPSTAIRS DEPARTMENT at Signature Theatre PhotoBWW Review: THE UPSTAIRS DEPARTMENT at Signature Theatre
Posted: May. 6, 2022


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL at The National Theatre PhotoBWW Review: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL at The National Theatre
Posted: Nov. 25, 2021


BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Monumental Theatre Company PhotoBWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Monumental Theatre Company
Posted: Jul. 6, 2021


BWW Review: NATHAN THE WISE at Theater J / Folger Theatre PhotoBWW Review: NATHAN THE WISE at Theater J / Folger Theatre
Posted: Mar. 24, 2022


BWW Review: THE PHLEBOTOMIST at 1st Stage PhotoBWW Review: THE PHLEBOTOMIST at 1st Stage
Posted: Feb. 23, 2022


BWW Review: FLIGHT at Studio Theatre PhotoBWW Review: FLIGHT at Studio Theatre
Posted: Dec. 21, 2021


BWW Review: COS? FAN TUTTE  at The Kennedy Center PhotoBWW Review: COS? FAN TUTTE at The Kennedy Center
Posted: Mar. 15, 2022


BWW Review: LA CASA DE LA LAGUNA at GALA Hispanic Theatre PhotoBWW Review: LA CASA DE LA LAGUNA at GALA Hispanic Theatre
Posted: Feb. 9, 2022


BWW Review: THE UPSTAIRS DEPARTMENT at Signature Theatre
May 6, 2022

While ostensibly about grief and how we see the world, 'The Upstairs Department' is really more about the central sibling relationship, about how two people can drift apart and find their way back to each other along their journeys to better understand themselves.

BWW Review: THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER at Strathmore & Woolly Mammoth
April 29, 2022

'The Parable of the Sower' might be a bit too on-the-nose for some viewers, but it's a beautifully produced performance that showcases phenomenal talents while drawing necessary attention to key issues.

BWW Review: WE DECLARE YOU A TERRORIST. . . at Round House Theatre
April 22, 2022

There’s certainly something timely about 'We declare you a terrorist. . .' premiering now, as Russia, once again under Putin’s control, lays siege on neighboring Ukraine, but Lord’s script also makes it clear that the show’s relevance goes far beyond the current war.

BWW Review: NATHAN THE WISE at Theater J / Folger Theatre
March 24, 2022

'Nathan the Wise' handily lives up to the reputation of the two powerhouse theaters behind it. With a beautiful message, a solid cast and creative team, and a spirited atmosphere, 'Nathan the Wise' is one of those productions you want to cheer during the curtain call, then immediately go back and watch it again.

BWW Review: COSÍ FAN TUTTE at The Kennedy Center
March 15, 2022

Washington National Opera's take on Mozart's 1790 rom-com, 'Cosí fan tutte' is a delightful escape.

BWW Review: THE PHLEBOTOMIST at 1st Stage
February 23, 2022

'The Phlebotomist' is a fascinating look into how the world could be in the not-too-distant future, and it raises all the questions good science fiction can. 1st Stage’s production does the complex tale justice, and ensures that people will continue to ruminate on these topics for a long time – as we all should.

BWW Review: LA CASA DE LA LAGUNA at GALA Hispanic Theatre
February 9, 2022

'La Casa de la Laguna' is a fascinating and thoughtful play, and carefully balances delicate conversations about statehood and independence, race, colonialism, and socio-economic status, and gender. The result is a deeply political and nuanced production that touches on issues that are as relevant today as they were in the mid-twentieth century.

BWW Review: COMPULSION OR THE HOUSE BEHIND at Theater J
February 3, 2022

'Compulsion or the House Behind' is a good show, with a strong creative team and an immensely talented cast, but it’s also a flawed one. With pacing issues and a shyness about fully facing the questions it raises, it’s often a frustrating production. But it’s a thought-provoking one for that same reason.

BWW Review: WHITE NOISE at Studio Theatre
January 25, 2022

'White Noise' is the kind of theater that everyone hopes to experience – it grips each member of the cast and audience a bit differently, but no less fully. 'White Noise' isn’t a safe production, but it’s one that’s truly moving because of that. It’s a powerful experience, and absolutely one worth having.

BWW Review: FLIGHT at Studio Theatre
December 21, 2021

'Flight' is an experience that will stay with viewers, as it should. It's an especially poignant production in the aftermath of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, though it's also a reminder that stories like Aryan and Kabir's existed long before, and will continue to exist long after the political and military dust have settled. But Studio's production is a beautiful, clever presentation of a heart wrenching story, and perfectly captures the love, hope, and loss that drives refugees - and all of us.

BWW Review: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL at The National Theatre
November 25, 2021

With questionable messaging, a pitchy ensemble, and an overall lackluster production, 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical' doesn’t quite feel like the best way to celebrate the holiday season, especially when there are other options available.

BWW Review: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE at Theater J
November 16, 2021

Theater J’s 'Tuesdays with Morrie' is a touching, emotional exploration of human connection. It’s an intimate portrait of a beautiful relationship between a man and his mentor in the face of tragic circumstances, but it’s also a greater insight into how we all relate to each other and ourselves.

BWW Review: MYSTICISM & MUSIC at Constellation Theatre Company
October 25, 2021

Despite a solid slate of talent both on and off stage, Constellation Theatre Company's latest production just misses the mark.

BWW Review: THE MADNESS OF POE at Synetic Theater
October 13, 2021

Fans of the original staging of the 'Fall of the House of Usher' and theater-goers who enjoy productions with a bit of a spooky element for this time of year will likely enjoy the performance. But fans of Poe – the man, or just his other works – may need to temper their expectations.

BWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at Theater J
October 8, 2021

It seems fitting, in many ways, to return to live theater with such an incredible and incredibly well told story of optimism, humor, and resilience. Theater J’s season opener is a beautiful, thoughtful biography of a woman who can remind us of the value of intimate, loving relationships and how to keep going through moments of adversity – reminders we can all certainly benefit from right now.

BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Monumental Theatre Company
July 6, 2021

Monumental Theatre Company’s production of 'Songs for a New World' comes at a unique time in our society, and expertly capitalizes on this. With its strong cast and creative team, this adaptation rises to our moment and taps into our emotionality. It brings us the emotional connection and comfort that many of us have missed in the last year, and helps us take our next steps with the knowledge that we’ll be fine.

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Constellation Theatre Company
June 15, 2021

Constellation Theatre Company’s production of 'The Last Five Years' is a fun and engaging performance, but the lopsided cast undermines its core charm. That said, fans of the show will still enjoy the production, and newcomers will still find the it engaging, if a bit unbalanced.

BWW Review: LUTHER'S TRUMPET at Mason Arts At Home And George Mason University's School Of Theater
May 31, 2021

'Luther's Trumpet' is a fair production with an interesting premise - some parts are more intriguing than others, so the overall impression leaves a little more to be desired. But those electric moments when Luther confronts his adversaries and his stirring speech at the show's close definitely elevate it beyond that 'fair' evaluation into something fascinating.

BWW Review: 10 SECONDS at Imagination Stage
April 25, 2021

'10 Seconds' is the product of workshops and discussions between law enforcement, activists, and DC metro youth under the Imagination Stage Youth and Police program.

BWW Review: SUPER CELLO: HERO PRACTICE at The Kennedy Center
April 21, 2021

Kennedy Center’s latest digital stage contribution is a fantastic display of how art and education can go hand-in-hand.



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